East Asia

Tea Leaf Nation

Another Chinese Website Bites the Dust

Crowdsourced translation site Cenci gets "erased from the planet."

Alexa Olesen |

Tea Leaf Nation

Lord of the Flies

Just how many low-level officials is Xi Jinping going to expel from the Chinese Communist Party? 

Alexa Olesen |

Argument

Abe Is Not Trying to Build a New Empire

Besides, do you really fear a strong, democratic Japan more than a strong, authoritarian China?

Michael Auslin |

ChinaFile

The Debate Over Confucius Institutes in the United States

A ChinaFile conversation on the promises and perils of partnering with Beijing on education. 

Stephen I. Levine |

Tea Leaf Nation

I Thought Xi Liked Sports

China's soccer-mad president is heading to Brazil. Why is he skipping the World Cup final?

Alexa Olesen |

ChinaFile

'A Lot of Active Cooperation Going On'

Should you have been paying attention to the recently concluded Strategic and Economic Dialogue?

William Adams |

Tea Leaf Nation

Clash of the State-Owned Titans

Why did China's largest broadcaster attack China's most important bank?

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Report

How Not to Win Friends and Influence People

China's heavy-handed behavior is driving neighbors, especially Australia, farther away from its orbit.

Keith Johnson |

Argument

Godzilla Ain't Got Nothin' on China

21st-century East Asia is a dangerous neighborhood. Japan can no longer afford to be unprepared.

Kuni Miyake |

Argument

There's No Partnership in Pivot

If the United States is going to shift focus to Asia it’s going to have to do it without Europe.

Stephen M. Walt |

COLUMN

The Untold Story of China's Forgotten Underground Nuclear Reactor

How social media and a little sleuthing turned up a Mao-era nuclear program.

Jeffrey Lewis |

EXCERPT

And the City Swallowed Them

A model, a murder, and the seamy underbelly of 2008 Shanghai.

Mara Hvistendahl |

Tea Leaf Nation

'The Anti-Japanese War Had Nothing to Do With Your Most Honorable Party'

Some Chinese may really hate Japan -- but that doesn't mean they love the Party.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Rebuttal

In Defense of Baijiu

What Foreign Policy got wrong about China's most popular drink.

Derek Sandhaus |

Tea Leaf Nation

Changing the Chinese Embassy's Address to Liu Xiaobo Plaza Is a Silly Idea

It's a distraction. Besides, there are better ways to support human rights in China.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Slide Show

Nothing to Celebrate

Ten countries where freedom doesn't ring.

Freedom House |

ChinaFile

How the Mighty Have Fallen

An interactive timeline of recently ousted high-ranking officials in China.

David Barreda |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Censors Just Had Their Busiest Day of the Year

It was more active even than June 4, and proof that Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have spooked Beijing.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Feature

One Billion Drinkers Can Be Wrong

China's most popular spirit is coming to the U.S. Here's why you shouldn't drink it. 

Isaac Stone Fish |

Tea Leaf Nation

Inside China's Blackest Box

Even high cadres quake at the term ‘shuanggui,’ an extra-judicial interrogation method that has claimed lives.

David Wertime |

Tea Leaf Nation

'There Are No Rules in China'

When dissident author Murong Xuecun returns home, he says he will tell Beijing authorities they can come and get him.

Alexa Olesen |

Argument

How the Pivot to Asia Could Ruin American Soccer

German-Americans raised on U.S. bases in soccer’s Fatherland have carried the team to the Round of 16. Can our Asian allies really produce the soccer stars of tomorrow?

Kevin Bleyer |

In Box

We Don't Need No Education

Thought control in the classroom is real -- and it works.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

Pyongyang Express

Why is North Korea so pissed off about the upcoming Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy caper?

Victor Cha |

Argument

If Japan Wanted to Build a Nuclear Bomb It'd Be Awesome at It

But let's all take a deep breath: Tokyo may be dumb, but it's not stupid.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Dispatch

The Mogul Takes Manhattan

China’s most eccentric tycoon just made New York’s homeless sing for their supper. Then he did magic tricks.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

The Participation Gap

Why the problem of inequality isn’t just about differences in income.

Devin Stewart |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese Media: Beware American 'Cultural Products'

'Dark Knight' and 'Cloud Atlas' are part of an 'ideological struggle.' Who knew?

David Wertime |